malaria

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Vaccines save lives

Vaccines against infectious diseases save millions of lives. See how U.S. innovators are contributing to global efforts to stop COVID-19 and other diseases.
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Modified mosquitoes may eliminate malaria

Scientists are able to fight malaria by genetically modifying the disease's carrier, mosquitoes.
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U.S. researchers help advance promising malaria vaccine

A new vaccine is 77% effective against malaria. According to the World Health Organization, the mosquito-borne disease infects 200 million people annually.
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15 achievements of the President’s Malaria Initiative

On the 15th anniversary of its founding, find out how the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative transformed the fight against a worldwide scourge.
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U.S. leadership on global health is unmatched

Learn how the U.S. government has spent the last four decades responding to international pandemics and supporting people in the affected countries.
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Mapping Niger to deliver malaria medicines

A U.S.-backed program is helping to get malaria medicine delivered in Niger by making sure maps accurately show the location of health facilities.

How science works in the U.S.

The U.S. scientific culture encourages new discoveries. It does it through collaboration, public funding, open science, peer review and outreach.
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Creative ways to prevent malaria in Zimbabwe

A U.S.-backed project helped the Chapoto community in Zimbabwe create an audiobook that teaches malaria prevention and treatment in their own language.
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A song to end malaria

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Learn how the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative is helping to protect communities against the deadly disease.